Welcome to Drama Club!!!!! Meeting dates for the 2022-23 school year will mostly be first Tuesday of every month. Here are the tentative dates of drama club meetings:
April 11th (because we are on Spring Break during the first Tuesday)
All meetings will be after school and in the PAC unless otherwise stated.
All meetings are open to middle schoolers and high schoolers who wish to attend.
Thanks! Mr. B.
The International Thespian Society has been honoring excellence in the work of theatre students since 1929. Thespian troupes serve students in grades nine through twelve. There are at present active ITS troupes in more than 3,900 high schools and middle schools, mostly in the United States and Canada. The Society recently inducted its two millionth Thespian.
Actors and actresses are called thespians in honor of Thespis, a Greek playwright and performer. Thespian with an uppercase “T” refers to a member of the International Thespian Society, the world’s largest honor society for theatre students. The designation “Thespian” includes student members who excel in technical and production fields as well as performance in their high school theatre.
How do schools benefit from International Thespian Society affiliation?
An ITS troupe helps maximize the effectiveness of its school’s theatre program. It establishes a tiered recognition system that recognizes and motivates student achievement. These achievements and activities provide exceptional promotional and fundraising opportunities. In addition ITS affiliation provides educational programming and networking activities for students and their directors at the regional and national level.
How do students qualify for membership?
Students qualify by earning points for their work in the theatre arts. ITS provides a point system guide for your use. The points listed are the suggested maximum for excellent work.
Thespians (grades 9 through 12) follow induction criteria established in the Thespian Troupe Handbook and the HHS Thespians Point System.
DRAMA CLUB OFFICERS
Emma is very excited to be President of the Drama Club and be an officer for the second year! Emma has been involved in the Highlands theatre program since 6th grade and has fallen in love with the program ever since. She has been a part of both cast and crew, and has been a part of other theatre companies such as CAST and Inbocca Performance. Emma is also part of National Honors society and spends her summers working at YMCA Camp Ernst. Emma can’t wait to continue the year and wishes everyone the best!
Jack is Vice President of the Drama Club and is so excited and grateful to be in the position he is in! He has been a part of Highlands theater since his eighth grade year. He is a dedicated crew member and loves all parts of theater. Jack spends his time working, hanging out with friends, listening to music or doing school work. He loves to meet new people and make new friends so say hi. Jack is very excited for the next year and hopes the best for you!
Grace Shuley is the Secretary of the Drama Club, and she’s so excited to be an officer this year. She has been a part of Highlands theater since 6th grade and participated in the shows every year. Some of her favorites include Young Frankenstein (Igor) and Radium Girls (Grace Fryer). When she’s not performing on stage, you can find her writing music, decorating her bedroom walls and hanging out with her friends. She loves to make new friends, so don’t be afraid to reach out!
Cooper is a Senior at Highlands High School! This is his second year serving as Treasurer for the Drama Club, and he has been part of Highlands theatre since he was in the 6th grade. He is also part of NHS, NMHS, NEHS, NSHS, Tri-M NHS, and the Thespian Society. He has also been part of the strings program sense the 6th grade playing the violin, and now the 2nd chair in the chamber orchestra. He also participates in XC and tennis at Highlands. And lastly, he wants to send peace and love to all!
Jonah is a Senior at Highlands and is the Social Media Officer! She keeps you updated on all the events going on throughout the year! She has been a part of Highlands theatre since the 6th grade and as loved being a part of it! Jonah is also a member of NHS, Freshmen Mentoring, the broadcasting program, a GSA Musical Theatre Alum and is one of the voices of the Highlands Bluebirds on Friday nights! She loves being able to work with her fellow officers and everyone involved in the theatre program. She hopes to make this year great!